Wednesday, 15 July 2020

Follow the Leader to Chambord and Beyond

Citroen Traction Avant at Domaine des Hauts de Loire, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
Previous clients who stayed at the delightful Domaine des Hauts de Loire.

We should have been working today, but the Mexican family that we were due to meet at their luxury hotel have postponed their trip to this time next year. Let's hope things have settled down by then and travel is once again safe, comfortable and possible.

Detail of the roof of the Chateau of Chambord, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The highlight of any visit to Chambord -- exploring the roof.

After taking in the highlights of the magnificent and enormous chateau of Chambord, we were going to lunch at a great little restaurant in Cours Cheverny, where a husband and wife take sometimes unlikely local ingredients and never fail to create a veritable feast. Once we had eaten our fill it was to have been on to the Chateau of Cheverny, to enjoy their ever friendly welcome and appreciate the original interior of the 17th century chateau. To finish off the day we were going to visit the unmissable Chateau of Chenonceau, a glorious place full of history from the Renaissance to the present day.

Starter of pigs ear and beetroot, Chez Madeleine restaurant, France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
This may be a pigs ear and some beetroot, but trust us, it was delicious! (Chez Madeleine restaurant, Cours Cheverny).

Because the Mexican family was rather numerous, they were going to drive themselves in their hire car and follow us in our modern car. We call this sort of tour a 'follow the leader' tour, and it's a good compromise when there are too many in a group to fit into our classic Citroens. So if you are travelling in a group of more than 4 people and have your own transport, don't hesitate to ask us about a tour. We can do it!

Chateau of Cheverny (rear view), France. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The lovely rear view of the Chateau of Cheverny.

To enquire about our private guided tours of chateaux, wineries, markets and more email us or use our contact form. More tour ideas can be found on the Loire Valley Time Travel website.

Chateau of Chenonceau. Photo by Loire Valley Time Travel.
The Chateau of Chenonceau, forming a bridge across the Cher River.